Printer Won't Connect to Wi-Fi

Nothing is more trouble than when your printer won't connect to WiFi. Troubleshooting this issue will differ depending upon the printer you have and the kind of PC you're pairing it with.

Instructions to Fix the Problem

  • Step 1: If your Wi-Fi doesn't work with your printer in wireless mode, try to connect the printer to your router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Step 2: Make sure that your router and printer are close by. Sometimes, the signal strength may be weak, and it will lead to disconnecting with the printer.
  • Step 3: If the printer is under a desk or inside a room, move it. If it's in a closed space, then it may not receive the signal from the router.
  • Step 4: Reboot the printer. Unplug your printer power cable, wait for a few seconds, and plug it back into the printer. If the printer doesn't turn on automatically, press the power button.
  • Step 5: Ensure that the printer’s firmware is updated. Manufacturers frequently release firmware updates to address bugs, weaknesses, and different issues, including connectivity issues. So, a firmware update may resolve the issue.
  • Step 6: If the issue persists, reset the printer and router. Reconfigure both the devices properly. Try connecting the printer won't connect to wifi.
  • Why is my wireless printer not printing?

    First, try restarting your computer, printer and wireless router. To check if your printer is connected to your network: Print a Wireless Network Test report from the printer control panel. On many printers pressing the Wireless button allows direct access to printing this report.

  • Why is my printer showing error?

    The other most probable reason for the printing error is the connection between your computer and the printer. If you are sure that the transmission cable is working okay (tested the printer on another computer), then the problem might be the drivers. This can be the printer drivers or the USB port drivers.

  • Why do my 3d prints keep failing?

    Another common fail is over extrusion. Over extrusion happens when your 3D printer pushes out too much plastic too fast, causing a jam in the end of the nozzle. ... Make sure YOURu layer height is less than your nozzle diameter. Increase your cooling fan's power (this will cool the plastic and cause it to slow down)

  • What is the WPS button?

    WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is a wireless network security standard that tries to make connections between a router and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks that use a password that is encrypted with the WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security protocols.

  • How do I reset my printer?

    To restore your HP printer to factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds. The Attention light turns on. Release the Resume button.